Alcoa may have lost some luster now that it's out of the Dow. This week, investors may also want to watch Yum Brands, Wells Fargo, Costco and Family Dollar.
Tyson Foods is downgraded to 'neutral,' and 3D Systems is initiated with a 'buy.'
Beware the stampede into household names. Small-cap value stocks are actually the market leaders.
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and Citigroup initiates Internet stocks.
US markets are set for a lower open following Chinese imports and exports report and ahead of the release of minutes from the Fed policy meeting from June.
Investors optimism improves after China reported better than expected inflation figures.
Gold stocks are downgraded at Jefferies, and Yelp is initiated with an 'outperform.'
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Fed keeps important 'considerable time' language in reference to short-term interest rates, but dissents and dots leave doubts.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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